CIRCUSWORKS: A Special Back-to-School Web Site for Primary School Teachers and Homeschoolers. (Notices)

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey[R], long committed to teaching children through its nationwide educational performances, is now offering a special back-to-school gift for primary school teachers and home school instructors. Through a special section of the newly redesigned Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Web site (www., teachers can print and download exciting activities that reinforce classroom lessons and make fundamental skills come alive for students. This new educational tool is the CIRCUSWORKS Education Center[R].

Ringling Bros' new online education center is easy for educators and makes learning more fun for teachers and students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. The CIRCUSWORKS Education Center will launch with three online educational lesson units and two special divisions:

* All About the Circus--This section has a glossary of dozens of circus-related words so children can learn vocabulary words in a context they'll enjoy and understand.

* Unit One: Language Arts--This unit consists of language lessons such as creative writing and role playing.

* Unit Two: Diversity and Geography--These lessons are centered on circus performers who hail from all over the world and are on The Greatest Show on Earth[R], which travels throughout the United States. …